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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Power of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. “Lincoln and the Press: The Last Full Measure” was a program of the 35th…

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    White House Politics and Policy

    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer was interviewed at a Politico Playbook Cocktails event at the W Hotel. Mr. Pfeiffer talked about President Obama’s personality,…

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    Public Relations and the Ku Klux Klan

    Dale Laackman, author of For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America, talked about Bessie Tyler and Edward Clarke, the Public Relations experts who…

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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning…

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    Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations

    University of Michigan professor David Hancock talked about Edward Bernays and the rise of corporate public relations. Edward Bernays was a pioneer in the field of public relations and…

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    Book Discussion on American Avatar: The United States In the Global Imagination

    Barry Sanders examines how people around the world view the United States. He argues that the commonly held belief that the rest of the world has developed a negative view of the U.S.…

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    Presidents, War, and Public Opinion

    History Professor Joan Hoff taught a course on presidents, war, and the role of public opinion. This class focused on the modern presidency since Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Spin

    Wendell Potter talked about his book Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans. Formerly a senior vice…

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    Book Discussion on Spinning the Law

    Kendall Coffey talked about his book Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion (Prometheus Books). He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. …

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    Presidential Speechwriting

    Five former presidential speechwriters discussed the role of presidential speechwriters throughout history and their relationships with the presidents they served. Topics included…

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    Book Discussion on Selling the Korean War

    Steven Casey talked about his book Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2008). In his book about how…

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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Political speechwriters and other communications professionals talked about the rhetoric used by President Obama in his public speeches. Among the topics they addressed were the speech…

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    Book Discussion on And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture

    Bill Wasik talked about his book And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture (Viking Adult; June 11, 2009). In the book he examines the cultural phenomenon of…

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    Issues in Media and Public Policy

    Stephen Farnsworth, author of Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves (Paradigm Publishers; September 30, 2008), talked about presidential speeches, political…

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    Book Discussion on Microtrends

    Mark Penn talked about his book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, published by Twelve. Mr. Penn discussed his theory that special interest groups…

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    The White House and the Press

    Dana Perino talked about her heritage and genealogy, employment as White House press secretary, the effects of telecommunications advancements on her position, and numerous relevant,…

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    Future of Journalism

    In the third panel discussion, “Solutions: The Future Political Landscape” The “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America” conference invited historians,…

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    Book Discussion on Managing the President's Message

    Martha Joynt Kumar talked about her book Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Martha Kumar…

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    After Words with Frank Luntz

    Frank Luntz talked about his book Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear, published by Hyperion. The guest interviewer was John McCaslin. Topics…

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    Book Discussion on The Truth About Public Speaking

    Ed Barks was interviewed about his book The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations, published by Ogmios Pub. Mr. Barks used the skills gained in a…

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